Albemarle County Public Schools is hosting Breaking Traditions, a FREE Online Conference for Progressive Educators from Kindergarten Through College to Share Their Best Ideas! Breaking Traditions will take begin with an opening keynote Friday, March 22 at 5:30pm EST with concurrent sessions beginning Saturday, March 23 at 8am. It’s a virtual conference, so there is no need to travel anywhere – you can participate and even do a presentation from anywhere with a high speed Internet connection.
If you want to see examples of presentations conducted last year, visit this website.
This is a great opportunity to earn some extra recertification points from your armchair! Please get permission from your principal first if you’re interested in points.
The UMW will be hosting an EdTech conference for teachers on June 2, 2012. I will be the keynote speaker.
Teachers, coordinators, and administrators are invited to join together on Saturday, June 2nd for the Summer 2012 EdTech Conference “Leading through Change: Teaching, Learning, and Technology” at the University of Mary Washington’s Stafford Campus in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Throughout the day, you will experience sessions on teaching, learning, and technology integration that center around leadership and change in 21st century learning.
The day will begin with a Keynote by John Hendron, Supervisor of Instructional Technology at Goochland County Public Schools in Virginia. We also will have experts in the field provide special presentations throughout the day, to include the ITRTs from Spotsylvania County Schools. You are also welcome to present your knowledge and experience in teaching and learning as it relates to technology!
Who: All K-12 teachers, pre-service teachers, administrators, University educators and technology specialists, parents, and those interested in educational technology
What: Keynote Speaker, Peer Sessions, Student and Teacher Technology Showcases, Panel Discussions, Vendor Fair, Door Prizes (to include technology hardware and software)
Where: College of Education, University of Mary Washington, Stafford Campus
When: June 2, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
E-Certificate of participation will be provided and can be used toward recertification.
Register today by visiting our Web site: http://umwedtechconference.umwblogs.org/
I will be presenting with my colleague Bea Cantor at EdTech 2012 in Petersburg, VA on March 14-15, 2012.
Below find resources for my presentations:
Every time I come back from a conference or workshop outside of Goochland, I try to ask myself that question—what did I learn?
What did you take away? Sometimes it’s technical, but sometimes it’s emotional. This conference in Cambridge, MA was a mixture of both, but more emotional. It “recharged” me and my thinking about education in ways other conferences have never done.
My thanks go out to Dr. Mano Talaiver for helping Bea and I fund our trip to Boston and to attend the conference. We have plans to bring more scratching to Virginia in the upcoming school year through sessions at EdTech, VSTE, and perhaps even a “Scratch Virginia” event. Stay tuned!
Pictured above are myself with Dr. Manorama Talaiver, Dr. Mitchel Resnick of MIT, Bea Cantor, and Rebecca Bowen. Dr. Talaiver and Mrs. Bowen are from Longwood University.
Several educators have sent me e-mail about this, and of course, it’s been “a buzz” in the edu-blogosphere.
With tight budgets, consider spending some time between now and the end of October at the K-12 Online Conference, focused on pedagogy with technology.
“Conference in a website?” Sure! You can listen, read, and watch, and from what I’ve seen, it’s all high quality.